Unique Technology

Once applied, Bacoban forms an ultra-thin film on the treated surface that develops a solid gel phase with a lasting effect. This porous sponge structure contains inbuilt anti-bacterial properties and biocides that are released to kill germs and automatically stop the growth of pathogenic microorganisms. In tests carried out by professionals it was confirmed that the treated surface would be 60% less likely to be inhabited by harmful bacteria and germs as reproduction is significantly reduced.

Sol-gel Science

Chosen as the method to produce Bacoban’s unique and advanced disinfectant formula, the sol-gel process uses nanostructured materials and manufactures them systematically with controlled reactions between different basic materials in a special sequence of processes:

  • The nanoparticles can develop into particles or structures with different functions.
  • Different functional structures with different physical properties can be designed.
  • The particles can be stablised in the solvent and their further growth controlled.
  • Modified nanoparticles can further be integrated into the already nanostructured material to allow more functions and supplementary applications later on.

Bacoban‘s Sol-gel Layer

One of the reasons Bacoban’s anti-microbial layer achieves a long lasting effect for up to 10 days is the use of silicon dioxide, SiO2, found as an optimum material for obtaining a stable film formation. Silicon dioxide is also one of the chosen materials in the sol-gel process which can undergo controlled reactions in solution.

  • SiO2 protective coating offers an easy-to-clean solution to non-porous surfaces. By reducing the surface energy, soiling and other surface contamination loosely adhere to the surface allowing them to be easily removed.
  • Reduces cleaning by up to 50%.
  • The sol-gel process is used to produce Bacoban’s semi-permanent nanoscale sponge layer that stores anti-pathogen agents which remain active for up to 10 days protecting surfaces against new contamination of viruses, bacteria and fungi.
  • This nanostructured, ultra-thin SiO2 layer is important for modifying the surfaces of substances and products, to improve existing usage properties and extend product life.